Definition of headgear
1 : a covering or protective device for the head
2 : a harness for a horse's head
Examples of headgear in a sentence
The law requires cyclists to wear protective headgear.
Her preferred form of headgear is a big, floppy hat.
First Known Use of headgear
HEADGEAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of headgear for English Language Learners
: things (such as hats and helmets) that are worn on your head
HEADGEAR Defined for Kids
Definition of headgear for Students
: something worn on the head <She wears protective headgear when skiing.>
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